Two young women were killed early Sunday morning when their car was hit
by a wrong-way driver who is believed to have tweeted "2 drunk 2 care"
just hours before the deadly accident.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol, Marisa Catronio, 21, was killed instantly and Kaitlyn
Nicole Ferrante, 21, died several days later from injuries she sustained
when the Toyota Camry they were riding in was hit by a wrong-way driver
on the Seagrass Expressway in Coral Springs.
Early in the
morning on Nov. 17, Kayla Mendoza, 20, was traveling east in the
westbound lane when she hit the Camry with her Hyundai Sonata. Mendoza
suffered severe injuries and was taken to the hospital. Florida Highway
Patrol spokesperson Mark Wysocky told CBS News' Crimesider that Mendoza
was not tested for alcohol at the scene because of her condition, but
that results from tests on her blood taken at the hospital are pending.
The Miami New Times
was the first to report the existence of a Twitter account registered
to a "Kaila Mendoza." At 10:03 p.m., a little less than four hours before
the time indicated on the official accident report, a tweet appeared
saying "2 drunk 2 care." On the page, Mendoza describes
herself as a "pot princess."
Mendoza has not been arrested or
charged with any crime and Wysocky said that investigations into traffic
homicides typically take 30-90 days to complete. He says the agency is
aware of the Twitter post but would not confirm whether it belongs to